onePulse Foundation announces design finalists in national memorial and museum competition

By : Jeremy Williams
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ORLANDO | The onePULSE Foundation released six potential designs for the National Pulse Memorial and Museum on Oct. 3.

Each of the six concept designs are available for the public to view at the Orange County Regional History Center, located at 65 E. Central Blvd. in downtown Orlando, or online via the accompanying digital exhibition at onePULSEFoundation.org.

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This morning’s announcement of the Pulse memorial was short on information, full of emotion

By : Billy Manes
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This morning, May 4, 2017, a pall fell over the inside of the tribute gates of the oft-visited Pulse Orlando nightclub, where thousands have paid their respects to the 49 killed on June 12, 2016. The event was announced nearly a week before, but the details of what was going on were amorphous at best. The Pulse site would become a permanent memorial, the original April 25 press release read, leaving out any finite details.

“Pulse has always been a part of me, but after this tragedy which took 49 lives, it became a part of this community and the world,’’ Poma explained in the press release. “When this event happened, I had no clue how expansive the love for Pulse was. It’s important that we as a community be mindful and take great care to preserve, honor and help heal.”

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Issue 22.18: Keys to the Kingdom

By : Jake Stevens
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Keys to the Kingdom: President George Kalogridis and the quient evolution of the LGBT culture at Walt Disney World, Janine Klein walks into a bar, Nadine Smith walks in to the future, local news, celebrity interviews, and much, much more!

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Disney’s George Kalogridis highlights Out in Biz symposium

By : Tom Dyer
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Orlando Coming out- stories are about as personal as it gets. So Orlando City Hall seemed an unlikely place for LGBT executives from major corporations—including Walt Disney World’s George Kalogridis—to share the intimacies of their professional journey.
But after Mayor Buddy Dyer’s warm welcome, the huge lobby rotunda felt like a living room.

“Thank you for holding your event in your City Hall,” Dyer said before listing the many ways Orlando has embraced its LGBT community during his ten years as mayor. “This is a city that is committed to being inclusive. And we don’t just talk about it, we do it.”

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